What do I do in a Hit and Run Situation?

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What do I do in a Hit and Run Situation

What do I do in a Hit and Run Situation?

It can be highly stressful if you are involved in a hit-and-run situation. You have to deal with the incident’s immediate aftermath while also worrying about potential legal action and repair costs. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the damage caused by a hit-and-run driver:

It can be highly stressful if you are involved in a hit-and-run situation. You have to deal with the incident’s immediate aftermath while also worrying about potential legal action and repair costs. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the damage caused by a hit-and-run driver:

Call 911 Immediately

If you are involved in a hit-and-run, call 911 immediately. This is the first step because it will ensure you are safe and help police locate the person who hit you. Do not try to follow the other vehicle or get their license plate number before calling 911; this could put your life at risk. Once you have made sure someone else is aware of what happened so they can assist as needed, gather your thoughts and assess any injuries before reporting them to an officer (if possible). You should also call when:

  • The driver leaves after hitting another car or a pedestrian
  • A driver crashes into another car while trying to avoid hitting one themselves

Get To Safety

If you are hit by a car, getting away from the road as soon as possible is essential. If you are in a vehicle, pull over onto the side of the road. If you are on foot, run towards a safe place nearby (such as a store or restaurant). Call 911 immediately and report another driver’s license plate number, which may help identify their name and address if they do not stop.

Not Any Evidence Of The Vehicle's Model, Color, License Number

In the event of an accident with a hit-and-run driver, you should take as many photos as possible of the license plate. If there is no photo, ask anyone else at the scene to verify if they saw it. Also, keep a record of the time and location of the accident. Finally, note other details about the vehicle, like its color or model.

Take Photos Of Your Vehicle & Area

Take photos of your property damage, as well as photos of the surrounding area. In addition, take pictures of any potential evidence you may have found at the scene, such as a skid mark or broken pieces from a vehicle. Make sure to take photos from multiple angles so that you get an accurate representation of what happened.

If possible, get some friends or family members to help with this process as well—sometimes, it’s hard for people to see what they’ve done from their perspective!

Contact Red Rock Collision Repair For Any Questions

If you are involved in a hit-and-run, the first step is to contact 911. After the police arrive and take your statement, it’s essential to call Red Rock Collision Repair as soon as possible. We can help you with your insurance claim by providing the following:

  • An estimate of the repair costs (if any) based on photos and measurements of the damage;
  • A written estimate for repairs; and/or

We hope you never experience a hit-and-run in the Las Vegas area. However, if you do, follow these steps to ensure that your property damage is repaired correctly. Suppose there are no witnesses or surveillance footage to assist law enforcement in prosecuting the individual who struck your vehicle. In that case, recovering damages from an insurance company may be difficult.

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